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Training Physicists

Nature volume 145, page 65 (13 January 1940) | Download Citation



DURING the last six years there has been much discussion in the United States as to the most suitable training for physicists who are required in industry, and the conclusions come to have been summarized in these columns. In general, the training then available was considered to provide a superficial acquaintance with the latest developments of quantum theory and of atomic disintegration rather than a fundamental knowledge of the older physics. Criticisms of the same type were made in the May issue of Metals and Alloys this year and were quoted in the July issue of the Journal of Scientific Instruments.

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